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New Android App Review – Green Throttle

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Green Throttle is an app that has the ability to change your Android smartphone or tablet into a video game console. The only additional piece of equipment you will be required to buy in order to use Green Throttle is the Atlas game controller. The price is roughly $40. The controller can be connected to your device by Bluetooth. There are also bundles containing special cables that are available for you to connect your mobile device to your HDTV. The Arena is an app that is provided by the company for free. It functions as the game center. From there, the user can download and play the various games.

Green Throttle should not necessarily be thought of as something that is going to compete with other consoles like the Playstation or the Xbox. Instead, its purpose is to make the mobile device game-playing experience much better than it has ever been. In this endeavor, it is a terrific success. A touchscreen does not provide nearly the amount of capabilities and precision that is offered by the Atlas controller. Obviously, being able to play games on a much larger screen certainly adds to the excitement. However, there is one serious problem. There are not enough games that are compatible. Therefore, Green Throttle is not worth the investment right now. However, great things could be on the way, as the app has potential.

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Green Throttle is able to function with devices that use the Android operating system by Google, version 4.0 or higher. The setup while you are using the Amazon Kindle Fire HD or the Google Nexus 7, for example, is extremely easy.

The Atlas controller is reminiscent to the controllers that are used with the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. It requires two AA batteries that come with it. The controls are easy for anyone to reach, even those with small hands. The Green Throttle Arena user interface is designed in such a way that it is very straightforward and easy to understand. Settings, Recommended, My Games and Home are the four sections that it is divided into. The Recommended section features editors’ picks.

There are a couple of things that the app would benefit from. For example, there is no search feature to enable the user to look up exact titles. Also, it lacks the ability for users to search for games based on their category. Green Throttle has stated that they plan on adding both of these features in future versions. These issues are not very significant at the present time, since there is a small number of games.

Green Throttle has said that their goal is to add two new games to the Arena game store on a weekly basis. Roughly 500 companies are currently using their software to create games for the system. Some of the companies that are known for developing games for the big consoles are also in the process of creating games for Green Throttle.

The performance of the various games is smooth. This is aided significantly by having physical buttons to press. The buttons help to make it easier to navigate and get your character to do exactly what you want it to do. The lack of precision control is something that makes using a touchscreen to play video games very difficult.

The bottom line is that Green Throttle is the future of gaming. While it is not quite there yet, the future looks bright. Only a severe lack of games is keeping Green Throttle from exploding in popularity. However, it is only a matter of time until their catalog is fully stocked with titles. When that happens, watch out.

This article was submitted by Lewis Jacobs, a tech enthusiast and social media blogger.  On his spare time he enjoys fixing computers, and he likes it.  Currently Lewis is a contributor to a local internet provider.

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